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Creating infusoria indoors in winter

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Creating infusoria indoors in winter

Postby mostlydave » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:08 pm

Hello all, I'm going to try to create some infusoria and I've got a question, it's winter here now and my house gets down to 63 degrees every night. Can I create a culture at this temp? I was thinking about putting a desk lamp with a compact flouresent bulb close to a jar to get the temp up and provide light instead of using a window sill. Should this work?
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Re: Creating infusoria indoors in winter

Postby BallAquatics » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:14 pm

Optimal temperature for your culture would be in the 70 to 78F range with around 16 hours of full-spectrum lighting. For the past several years I've been using screw-in compact fluorescent lights with good success. The "daylight" bulbs seem to offer good full-spectrum lighting.

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Re: Creating infusoria indoors in winter

Postby mostlydave » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:37 pm

One more question, once I get my culture going how is it sustained? Do you just add new water to replace what is used? How long will a culture last?
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Re: Creating infusoria indoors in winter

Postby BallAquatics » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:08 am

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